Travelers follow Jo Daviess County's sprawling fields and undulating hills toward Massbach Ridge Winery?s 18+ acre estate. Founded by the Harmston family in 2003, the winery?s proprietors grow the grapes to concoct their batches of reds and whites. Members of the winery family escort guests on impromptu tours before rendezvousing in the tasting room or on the patio for samplings. The outdoor patio grants a heightened view of the vineyards below, which visitors can wander through on quests for vine-ripe copies of The Grapes of Wrath. In addition to its frequent tastings and tour sessions, Massbach Ridge Winery hosts a number of wine-related events each year.
Anamosa's Daly Creek Winery and Bistro has tasty eats and creative beverages.
Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet.
Be sure to complete your meal at Daly Creek Winery and Bistro with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Daly Creek Winery and Bistro's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Daly Creek Winery and Bistro, known for its laid-back ambience.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Daly Creek Winery and Bistro offers catering.
Drive to lunch or dinner at Daly Creek Winery and Bistro and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street.
Meals at Daly Creek Winery and Bistro are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at Daly Creek Winery and Bistro.
A shared dream of Cheryl Hailey and her late husband, Jim, Hailey's Winery began as a mere half acre of grapes planted at the couple's home. The adventure started with homemade wines?specifically, four varietals the Haileys crafted and shared with their friends. What began as a family affair has become a team of women working together to share our labor of love. Now Hailey's Winery is female-owned and producing handcrafted varietals that number a dozen. At the tasting room, visitors can sip samples of the semi-sweet Rocking Chair Red, the dry Timeless White, or the Road Trip Red, which pairs well with meats and books by Kerouac.
Situated inside a renovated historical building, Northleaf Winery pays tribute to the location?s agricultural past while bottling more than a dozen wines. Fragrant samples of peppery zinfandel and floral pinot grigio are poured at the wooden tasting bar, which hosts open tastings and private pairings of wine and artisanal chocolates or cheese. Next door, the bistro and market stocks a tempting selection of Wisconsin cheeses and party trays, along with fresh salads and build-your-own grilled sandwiches with included blueprints.
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery specializes in whisking oenophiles away, whether that means an all-day getaway to the vineyard, or a seconds-brief retreat in the form of a satisfying sip. 20 plus wines are made on-site, concocted with grapes that are almost entirely local. They range from the tangy-sweet Cranberry Crush, which won gold at the Iowa State Fair and two consecutive awards at the Mid-America Win competition, to the off-dry red Kenyon Ridge Frontenac, which took home the silver medal at the Indiana International wine competition.
But those who visit the sunny spot do more than swish and sip in the tasting room or out on the veranda. Visitors can also tour the cellar and vineyard, celebrate in the party room, shop for hand-made gifts in the boutique, or taste some of the winery's handcrafted truffles and cheeses.
More than a century ago in Sicily, a man named Michael Vetrano began making wine?a hobby much appreciated by the friends and family who sipped his creations. Today, great grandson Bill Vetrano continues the family tradition at Vetro Winery. Bill and his team transform Wisconsin grapes into dry, semi-dry, and sweet reds and whites. During visits to the tasting room, guests can pair sips with bites of chocolate and cheese, take in sweeping views of the woods and marshland, or try their hand on a pair of vintage pinball machines. Indulging in these wine tastings also benefits the community at large, as the Vetrano family donates funds to support the Special Olympics.